00319966411G.JPG

Object ID
1996.64.11.G
Object Name
Box, Candy
Object Collection
CUPID CANDIES (is part of)
Material
Cardboard
Object Entities
Access Points
Object Description
This item is an ecru colored rectangular box made for the encasing of candies. The brand name "Cupid Candies" in gold cursive font is written on the mid right-hand side of the box. Below in a gold rectangle is the tagline "each bite a fresh delight". The top left hand corner has another gold rectangle box with "FRESH MADE" written inside, and the gold circular logo of the brand beside it with a white Cupid image and the brand name. "NET WT. 32 OUNCES (2 LBS.)" is written in gold in the lower left hand corner of the box. On one side of the box is the list of ingredients, as follows: "INGREDIENTS: CHOCOLATE: BROWN, GRANULATED AND MAPLE SUGAR; NUTS; FRUITS; CORN SYRUP; DAIRY CREAM AND BUTTER; CONDENSED WHOTE MILK; EGG ALBUMEN; HARDENED VEGETABLE OIL; EGG WHITE; COCONUT; LECITHIN; SALT; COCOA POWDER; HONEY; MOLASSES; INVERT SUGAR; VEGETABLE GUM; SPICE; NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS; U.S. CERTIFIED COLORS; AND MANY CONTAIN CITRIC ACID AND SODIUM BENZOATE." On the opposite side of the box is the location of the Candy Shop, as follows: "MAIN OFFICE AND KITCHEN 7637-39 S. WESTERN AVE. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60620"
Origin
The box meant for candies comes from a store named "Cupids Candies", founded by Paul Stefanos in 1936. The store produces and sells chocolates, toffees, popcorn, and the like at their main base in Chicago, which has expanded and moved several times due to the demand for the company's products. The company also sells their products in local Chicagoland area stores such as Crate & Barrel, hospital gift shops, and floral shops.
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Citation
Box, Candy, CUPID CANDIES, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6618. Accessed 04/15/21.